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No conflict will arise if institutions stay within their constitutional limits: Gillani

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 Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) senior leader Yusuf Raza Gillani said on Thursday no confrontation would be created if state institutions stayed within their constitutional limits.

Speaking to the media, Mr Gilani, flanked by Jamhoori Watan Party chief Shah Zain Bugti, said there was a need to find the way to carry sustainable dialogue. “Benazir Bhutto signed the Charter of Democracy with PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif to make the democratic system stable,” he added.

Mr Bugti said, “Only political forces can strive to lower down temperature in the nation”. 

Read also: NA summons in-camera session on Friday as SC issues notices to top officials

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Earlier today, PPP leader Sherry Rehman claimed that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan was kowtowing to the US.

Taking to Twitter, Ms Rehman took a swipe at the deposed premier, saying the PTI workers were chanting slogans against the US, but Mr Khan himself was now bowing before it. She went on to say that first, Mr Khan lied about a foreign conspiracy to oust his government, but now he was backtracking from his narrative of US conspiracy.

Citing media reports, Ms Rehman said, “Imran Khan had contacted four US congressmen in a month seeking their support for his demand for elections in the country.”

“Imran Khan is now seeking the support of the US administration in a bid to see him back into power,” she maintained.

Speaking about the elections, Ms Rehman said, “Holding elections is a matter of the country. It is condemnable to demand that the US interfere in the elections.

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Anchorperson Imran Riaz released after court dismisses charges against him

Anchorperson Imran Riaz released after court dismisses charges against him

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 YouTuber and anchorperson Imran Riaz has been released following a court order that discharged him from charges of interference in official duties.

Imran Riaz’s lawyer, Mian Ali Ashfaq, confirmed the news on his official X (formerly Twitter) account.

Media reports indicate that on May 29, Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court, Justice Aamer Farooq, allowed Imran Riaz to perform Hajj. However, despite the court’s permission, he was barred from travelling to Saudi Arabia for Hajj on June 3 and had to return home, stating his intent to seek court intervention again.

On June 12, the Islamabad High Court once more permitted Imran Riaz to proceed with Hajj. Yet, on the same day, he was arrested at Lahore Airport, clad in ihram, just as he was about to depart.

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A case under Section 406 for breach of trust was filed against him, but the Model Town Court in Lahore dismissed these charges on June 13. Nonetheless, he was rearrested in connection with another case.

This time, Imran Riaz was accused in a case registered at Sarwar Road Police Station in Lahore for allegedly interfering with official duties by forcibly driving his vehicle through an airport checkpoint, damaging a barrier.

However, on June 14, the Cantt Court in Lahore discharged Imran Riaz from the interference charges, leading to his release as per the court’s order.

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Health insurance for 5,000 journalists on cards: Tarar

Health insurance for 5,000 journalists on cards: Tarar

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Health insurance for 5,000 journalists on cards: Tarar

Federal Information Minister Atta Tarar announced that health insurance for 5,000 journalists will be ensured in the first phase.

While addressing the media at the press club, Tarar stated that the government is committed to the welfare of journalists. He underlined the need to work together to serve the country. He also asserted the government’s belief in freedom of expression while stopping misinformation.

Also read: PPP standing with journalists over defamation law: Hassan Murtaza

Tarar highlighted that everyone must play a part in ending fake. He mentioned that a long meeting with journalists will be held soon saying that his doors are always open for them.

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Furthermore, Atta Tarar said that the government will ensure a minimum wage of Rs 37,000

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Political parties must prioritise country’s progress: President Zardari

Political parties must prioritise country’s progress: President Zardari

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Political parties must prioritise country's progress: President Zardari

 President Asif Ali Zardari has emphasised that political parties must prioritise the country’s progress and prosperity by fulfilling their democratic and constitutional responsibility.

He was talking to Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi, who called on him in Islamabad on Friday.

The president said we must only think about Pakistan and put aside personal differences.

He stressed the need to take Pakistan forward and everyone has to play his role in this regard.

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Speaking on the occasion, the Interior Minister said any challenge can be tackled through the power of unity and solidarity.

Besides, matters of mutual interest and country’s overall situation were discussed in the meeting.

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